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Gretchen Watkins (Photo: Maersk Oil)

Maersk Oil CEO to Step Down after Total Takeover

; Total agreed last month to buy the oil and gas business of A.P. Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, strengthening the French major's operations in the North Sea.   The current COO at Maersk Oil, Martin Rune Pedersen, will become vice president of Total's operations in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, Maersk said. Troels Albrechtsen, who is Chief Technology Officer of Maersk Oil, will be appointed vice president for a technical centre that Total will establish in Copenhagen, the Danish firm added.   Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen 

Jurgen Polderman (Photo: GAC)

GAC Branching Out in the Netherlands

New offices boost Schiphol freight services and oil and gas support from Den Helder   GAC Netherlands announced it is expanding its range of services with the opening of two new branches to offer air freight solutions at one of northern Europe’s key airports and dedicated support for the North Sea oil and gas sector.   From 15 June, the newly opened Schiphol office will offer clients both air and sea freight logistics, clearing and forwarding solutions, as part of the global GAC Group's strategic plan for northern Europe. The addition of air freight solutions extends the range of

Carlos del Corral (Photo: iContainers)

iContainers Hires Barcelona Office Director

accelerating the development of new products and services rooted in technology and innovation.    iContainers said it has expanded its businesses to new markets in just a short period of time. In addition to its existing offices in Miami and Barcelona, it opened new offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the space of five months. It’s also keeping up its dedication to improving the ocean freight industry by adding new products and services to its platform to make it easier for shippers to contract and track shipments. iContainers currently serves

 Kineteco senior technical manager Max Sheppard. (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Expands Distributor Network

Kineteco International, a U.K. spring starter manufacturer, appointed a new European and Russian distributor to push export sales. Kineteco added Hatraco, a Netherlands-based supply company, which will be tasked with increasing sales and raising Kineteco’s profile across continental Europe and Russia, aside from the Benelux countries.    This deal follows the earlier appointments of Atlantic Diesel Services (ADS) as UK distributor and Kemper en Van Twist (KVT) for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.   Kineteco currently sells around 1,000 spring starters a year and has

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation and service. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China

Paul Smulders (Photo: Radio Holland)

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

returns to Radio Holland where he started his career ashore in 1989 as sales engineer deepsea, after a career at sea as nautical officer. From 1993 on he fulfilled various positions, such as sales manager for the Radio Holland Hong Kong sales activities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the Netherlands as Area Sales Manager and Managing Director of Radio Holland Netherlands. Paul played a pivotal role in growing a successful Radio Holland organization, renowned as specialist in NavCom and Maintenance in the global maritime industry.   In 2012 he left Radio Holland to become CEO at Netwave

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

Associates, where he specialized in asset performance and availability analysis. He worked for Shell UK Expro as a subsea and pipeline engineer prior to his ten-year career at Jardine. Ketelaars holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.   Ketelaars succeeds Peter Bjerager, who has been in charge of Region Americas for the last nine years. Bjerager will be transferring back to a new role in Norway.  

Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet, elaborates on possibilities for Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport.

Tanzania: The Next Hotbed of Construction & Energy Activity?

the use of local people we only speak about the upstream sector - what about the downstream sector?" asks another. The Dutch representatives state that they have a solid reputation when it comes to such matters and corporate social responsibility in general. Minister Ploumen explains that The Netherlands is involved in the construction of a biogas plant in Tanzania. According to her, it is evident that The Netherlands shows interest in more than only the large gas projects. The Netherlands is a responsible partner, is the message that is conveyed in Mozambique and Tanzania. Source: Het Financieele

Hans Laheij will become the new Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH on 1 September, 2016. (Photo: SCHOTTEL GmbH)

Laheij Named VP at SCHOTTEL

2016, Hans Laheij will take over as Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH, assuming the responsibilities of Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels, who is retiring. Hans Laheij has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. After earning a degree in Business Administration in the Netherlands, he began his career with Lips BV in the Asia/Pacific region. Upon his return to the Netherlands and following the takeover by Finnish competitor Wärtsilä, he steadily took on greater responsibilities: assuming a management position in Singapore in 2005 and, as of 2011, serving in Shanghai

Piet W. Besselink

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

together. Making a shift now enables me to take a next step in my career. I will take time to explore the opportunities,” he said.   Since joining the company in 1989 Mr Besselink has been involved in preparing and carrying out numerous infrastructural and water management projects in the Netherlands and other countries.   “We want to express our greatest appreciation and gratitude for the way Piet contributed to the growth and success of the company. Piet is well-known as the face of Royal HaskoningDHV, with a special focus on the Netherlands. His broad engineering expertise

Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

the field of sustainability.   Maes is a Dutch national and lives in London. She is a graduate of Nyenrode Business University. Maes is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the listed BEL 20 firm Elia Group (Belgium), as well as serving on the supervisory boards of Urenco (U.K.), Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands (Netherlands), Vilmorin & Cie (France), Assystem (France), and Naturex (France)

Craig Jessup Photo  LinkedIn

Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked in several countries, including the USA, Canada, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France. Craig will be based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   "Craig brings with him in-depth experience and an excellent track record from the global services business. Driving

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

Jan-Arie Sepers has returned to Radio Holland, where his career began 26 years ago. On October 3 he started as General Manager of Radio Holland Netherlands, after a career at Nokia.   Sepers started at Radio Holland in Rotterdam as a service engineer in 1990 after studying electrical engineering. A year later he was transferred to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he worked as Middle East service manager for six years. In 1998, he returned to Rotterdam as service manager. After that, his ambitions took him to another industry and he joined Nokia. In Italy he set up mobile networks and sold

Firdaus Hadi

Demand for EPRS Means Expansion for IRM Systems

IRM Systems, the independent authority in the design of emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS), announced that it has expanded its staff to meet growing demand for its services. The new full-time personnel are based at its headquarters in the Netherlands.   Over the course of this year, IRM Systems has landed four new clients, and have had new work contracted with existing ones.  Growth is consistent with its business strategy and the increased demand made it clear that the company required additional capacity within its core team. The three new employees are Senior Engineer Firdaus Hadi

Karin Orsel (Photo: ISWAN)

Orsel Joins ISWAN Board

The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced that Karin Orsel has joined the board as a trustee. Orsel is the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping in the Netherlands, President of WISTA International, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.   ISWAN is the international NGO that works to improve the welfare of seafarers worldwide. ISWAN is a membership organization that works with shipowners, maritime companies, unions, welfare organizations, and governments. ISWAN runs the 24 hour helpline for seafarers, SeafarerHelp and a

Bibby HydroMap’s First Apprentice Becomes Category B Certified

Twenty-year-old Emma Lamont has recently graduated top of her Hydrographic Survey Category B course with Skilltrade in the Netherlands.      Lamont joined Bibby HydroMap in 2012 as a hydrographic surveying apprentice, and has since played an active role in both data processing and offshore site work with the company throughout the U.K. and Europe. As part of Emma’s CPD plan, the company organised for her to attend the FIG/IHO/ICA International Advisory Board recognised course, which covers all basic and essential competences of a hydrographic surveyor.    Combining

DP World Jebel Ali. Photo: DP World

Dubai Shipping Volumes Sink

operates Dubai’s Jebel Ali, Mina Al Hamriya and Mina Rashid in the UAE.   DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem said the company remains confident in meeting its full-year target with larger contributions in the second half expected from terminals in India, Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom.  

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